Looking Toward this Sunday October 29, 2017
Together Let's Honor and Celebrate
The Retirement of our Beloved Pastor
Lib McGregor Simmons
for her many years of dedicated service
this Sunday, October 29, 2017
  • Wear something purple. It's Lib's favorite color.

Hor d'oeuvres Reception
 following the 11am service
DCPC Congregation House
Music by Sunday Union

There are several ways that you may
help honor and celebrate this special day:
  • Write a card or note with your well wishes for a Blessings Basket. You may bring this with you on October 29th.
  • We would like to say "thank-you" in a more tangible way with a "surprise" retirement gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, please mail your checks to Trish Jones, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036 or drop it off at the church office. Please write "Lib Retirement Gift" in the memo line and we will present it to her on October 29th when we honor her service.

Scripture: Matthew 22: 24-40 and Deuteronomy 34: 1-12
Sermon: Repentance: The Entire Life of Believers
Lib McGregor Simmons will preach at 8:30 Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.

On Sunday, Protestants around the world will be remembering that half a millennium ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  The first thesis reads this way: "When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, 'Repent' (Matthew 4: 17), he intended the entire life of believers to be repentance."
What does it mean for Christians to repent, not only in the sanctuary when praying a corporate prayer of confession or in the privacy of one's own home in the midst of a personal devotional, but with the whole of our existence?  On Sunday, we will consider how repentance is marked by a change of heart which occurs in response to the promises and grace of God and which eventuates in our being made free to experience joy and spread it to others.

The Geneva Choir will sing  Surely, it Is God Who Saves Me at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel and Youth choir will sing For the Beauty of the Earth at the 11:00 service .
The Alleluia Ringers will play Ein' Feste Burg: Final at the 11:00 service.
Offer your Comments    
The Session invites you to offer your comments, your joys, and your concerns.  Click on the "Comments" link at the beginning of this email.  Your email will be directed to the appropriate committee and staff person.
Discipleship Series "Living Our Vision"    
Discipleship Series "Living Our Vision" begins Wednesday, October 25, from 7-8 p.m. and every Wednesday for three weeks in the room D of the Congregation House. Sign up by emailing Rhonda Boggs. If you have questions contact Stephanie Rollans or Robert Alexander. Please consider joining us for dinner as well. Our Wednesday Night Live dinners are buffet style served between 5:45-6:30 p.m. There is a brief, informal worship service after dinner in the main room of the Congregation House. The class will begin shortly 
after that at 7:00 p.m.
LifeLine Community Conversation
All citizens  are invited to Davidson LifeLine's Community Conversation Beyond Silence documentary viewing with Jeff Fink, featured Thursday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. at Our Town Cinema (227 Griffith Street).
Day of Service-November 4th
CLICK HERE  for our Day of Service Sign-up Genius. The best way to make a difference is to do something!! So sign up and come help us! We are still in need of some  Project Leaders . If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Robert Alexander at  ralexander@dcpc.org
DCPC Book Club
The October meeting of the DCPC Book Club will be held on Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (away). We will discuss The Book Clubs of Davidson Event that was held on October 19 plus review "Over the Plain Houses" (Julia Franks) & "The Second Mrs. Hockaday" (Susan Rivers). For further information, please contact Jane Todd (704) 614-8935 or jetodd10@gmail.com.
Join us for Lunch and Conversation
JOIN US for lunch and conversation with Nancy Collins, PCUSA regional liaison for East Central Africa, on November 5 following the 11 worship service in the Congregation House.
PDA Disaster Assistance Trip-November 5-10
There is still recovery work needed in Kinston, NC following flooding from Hurricane Matthew.  We are scheduling a trip the week of November 5.  Are you interested??  Please let Robert Alexander know ASAP
Organ at Davidson    
The next Organ at Davidson concert is November 13 at 7:30 and features David Jaronowski, Director of Music and Organist at Mary, Queen of Peace and director of music and liturgy for the Congregation of St. Joseph. He holds degrees from Cleveland State University and Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Todd Wilson.  He studied early music at Case Western Reserve. Mr. Jaranowski is also the instructor of choral studies at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH, where he directs the Concert Choir and serves as organist for performances. His program will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Howells, Langlais, and David Conte. The concert is free with donations welcome.
Dinner is at 5:45 in the Congregation House. RSVP's ARE REQUIRED, before noon on Tuesday for dinner. New Kids Club- for information contact Jenny Alexander.

 Faith Formation
September Faith Formation Opportunities
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Jetton Hall) October 29. John Kuykendall, President Emeritus of Davidson College, will present three sessions on "The Mysterious Dorothy Sayers."  Dorothy Sayers, whose mid-20 th century mystery novels about Lord Peter Wimsey made her famous, was also a creative and devout (if unconventional) lay theologian. Like her contemporaries, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, she sought ways of interpreting Christianity in the modern world. Her book, The Mind of the Maker, is an intriguing and perceptive study of Christian doctrine from the standpoint of a creative artist.
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
October 29: God's Covenant with the Returned Exiles    Nehemiah 9-10
Jubilee (9:45 a.m. Upper Room)  Reading and discussing NT Wright's Book, The Day the Revolution Began .  BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)
Children's Faith Formation Opportunities
Sunday School 9:45-10:45 am
            Preschool (age 3-5)            Room 118
            Kindergarten/1 st Grade      Room 206
            2 nd Grade/3 rd Grade            Room 207
            4 th Grade/5 th Grade             Room 208
Wednesday Kids Club 4-5 pm (registration required)
Milestone Class 5-week class Sundays 9:45 am room 201
            October 8-Nov 5             1 st Grade Worship & Chalice Making
                                                    (Registration required)
Recuperating from surgery:
Betty Newbold-home-Hospice
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036